The Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors session moves to a new time at the end of this year’s Annual Meeting, but that’s about the only change to this event that remains one of the meeting’s most popular events.
When this year’s edition starts at 2 pm today in Ballroom ABC, four highly respected professors will hear from four Junior Fellows about the most difficult cases the Junior Fellows have faced. The professors work together, asking questions and eventually coming up with a diagnosis.
If the professors come up with the correct diagnosis, they get a point. If the Junior Fellows stump the professors, they get the point. The Junior Fellows are on a two-year winning streak.
Daniel Breitkopf, MD, FACOG, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, will moderate this year’s session. He said that 45 Junior Fellows submitted cases, from which the final four were chosen.
Organizers want to include cost awareness into how the professors solve the cases. Do professors want to order the most expensive tests, Dr. Breitkopf said, or can they solve the cases by using a more cost-efficient manner?
“This session teaches all of us when we see patients to keep an open mind to the odd or unusual diagnoses and not just think of the most common things,” he said. “That’s a trap that we all can fall into.”
Missing the Forest for the Trees
Jenny Underwood MD, MSc, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan
Seizure in the Third Trimester
Stephanie Jean-Baptiste, DO, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Florida
Fever of Unknown Origin
Samantha de los Reyes, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland
A Case of Post-Partum Respiratory Distress
Jeanne Bouteaud, MD, Université de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Jenny Underwood MD, MSc, Henry Ford Health System
Stephanie Jean-Baptiste, DO, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Samantha de los Reyes, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Jeanne Bouteaud, MD, Université de Montreal
Daniel Breitkopf, MD, FACOG, Mayo Clinic